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New P&Y President: We Must Work with the Archery Industry

Patrick Durkin August 22, 2014

Soon after the Pope & Young Club elected Jim Willems as its president March 2, he said it was time the Club moved forward and shifted focus away from issues that no longer matter to most bowhunters. Willems, a resident of Farmington, New Mexico, replaced Roger Atwood of Idaho. In his first statement as the P&Y Club’s president, Willems – a recurve shooter – put it this way: “Bowhunters today hunt with everything from self bows and flint to the latest compound with…

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ATA Board Meets, Makes 11 Important Decisions

Shannon Rikard July 31, 2014

“We begin at 8 a.m. today and adjourn Thursday at 2 p.m.,” said Scott Shultz, president/owner of Robinson Outdoor Products and chair of the Archery Trade Association’s Board of Directors. “What we do in between can be just another meeting or it can be the wildest, most impactful Board meeting we’ve ever had.” Shultz’s challenging and inspiring words opened the ATA’s Board of Directors meeting this summer, which was attended by most of the 18-member…

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ATA Will Help Fund Archery Facility for National Champions

ATA Staff June 18, 2014

The Georgia Southern University archery team won several national championships recently, and soon will practice at a new facility funded in part by the Archery Trade Association. The nearly $7 million Shooting Sports Education Center is being built on the university’s campus in Statesboro, Georgia, and is scheduled to open for public use by Feb. 15, 2015. The Center is a partnership between Georgia Southern University and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Georgia…

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Long-term Commitments to Host Cities Benefit ATA Members and Show

Shannon Rikard June 16, 2014

Securing host cities far in advance for the Archery Trade Association’s annual Trade Show gives the ATA leverage during negotiations and helps its members save money. During a recent press conference, ATA CEO/president Jay McAninch signed a deal to hold the ATA Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in January 2016. The Show also might return to Louisville in 2019 and 2024. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and other city representatives at the press conference were proud of the city’s growth, and…

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